Arrested and imprisoned in Australia Isabelle Lagace confides in cocaine

Arrested and imprisoned in Australia: Isabelle Lagacé confides in “cocaine, prison and likes”.

The trailer for “Cocaine, Prison and Likes: The Real Story of Isabelle,” a documentary miniseries chronicling the arrest and conviction of two Quebec women for importing cocaine into Australia, was unveiled on Wednesday.

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In 2016, Australian authorities handcuffed Isabelle Lagacé and Mélina Roberge – along with an elderly man – after an impressive drug seizure, one of the largest in the country, took place on board a luxury cruise ship anchored in Sydney Harbour. The two young women, who had embarked on a two-month dream trip well documented on their social networks, were then imprisoned in the land of the kangaroo. After several years behind bars, they were able to return home.

These arrests had made headlines around the world and Isabelle, the “mule” involved in this international drug trafficking network, recounts the many twists and turns of this adventure in the three episodes of the series, available December 2nd on Crave.

Cocaine, Prison and Likes: The Real Story of Isabelle is produced by Urbania and Connect 3 Media in association with Bell Media and directed by Sébastien Trahan. The series will also be available in English.

“Without filter”

Granbyienne Mélina Roberge, who was 22 when she was arrested in Australia, decided to narrate her experiences in the book “Without Filter” published last September by Éditions du Journal, which she co-signed with the journalist Claudia Berthiaume from the Journal de Montréal.